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NetZero Guidebook

40 Steps Towards Net Zero
A Simplified Guidebook for Organizations, Courtesy of Enova

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  • Set Clear Goals And Commitments Steps 1-8

  • Cut your Emissions Steps 9-16

  • Employee Engagement Steps 17-26

  • Carbon Offsetting Steps 27-33

  • Monitor,Report,Adapt & Improve Steps 34-40

What is Net Zero

Net Zero refers to a balance between man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and their removal from the atmosphere. To achieve this balance, GHG emissions must be reduced and the non-avoided ones must be compensated or "neutralized" through the use of long-term carbon capture solutions.

What is the Difference Between Net Zero and Carbon Neutral?

For carbon neutrality, the non-avoided emissions are compensated through the use of traditional offsets (carbon credits coming from projects that develop renewable energies, efficient transport etc.). Carbon neutrality can be an intermediate step towards net zero.

The Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement is an international treaty on climate change adopted in 2015 at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris. The Agreement set a long-term temperature goal to keep the rise in mean global temperature to well below 2°C (3.6°F) above pre-industrial levels, and preferably limit the increase to 1.5°C (2.7°F). In order to achieve this there is a recognition that global carbon emissions need to be reduced by 50% by 2030 from a 2018 baseline and for net zero emissions to be achieved by the second half of the century.

Set Clear Goals And Commitments

As a company sets forth on its path to achieve NetZero, it is crucial to lay a solid foundation. This includes defining the commitment to be undertaken and delineating the roles and responsibilities within the organization. Vital steps, such as establishing a baseline assessment and setting explicit goals that will propel the strategy forward, should not be overlooked.

Cut your Emissions

Once a clear strategy has been defined, the organization should commence its action plan to reduce emissions in various key areas, including Energy, Transportation, the Supply Chain, and Waste management.

This can be accomplished through making investments in energy-efficient and renewable energy solutions. Explore opportunities to optimize transportation systems for both workforce and suppliers. Establish selection criteria for suppliers that align with the sustainability mission. Additionally, evaluate and enhance resource consumption and waste disposal practices.

Employee Engagement

Engaging employees in the NetZero journey is pivotal for success. A organization should start by fostering a culture of sustainability, providing training and resources for understanding and implementing green practices. Regular communication and feedback channels will keep everyone informed and motivated. Recognizing and celebrating eco-conscious efforts will further inspire teams towards achieving the NetZero objectives.

Carbon Offsetting

To effectively achieve NetZero, decisive steps in carbon offsetting should be taken. This involves investing in impactful carbon offset projects, meticulously calculating remaining emissions, and strategically purchasing verified carbon credits. These measures ensure that not only the carbon footprint is reduced, but also actively contributes to global sustainability efforts.

Monitor,Report,Adapt & Improve

Realizing NetZero requires a diligent approach. The organization must conduct regular emissions monitoring, ensuring transparency and accuracy. Progress should be reported to track the NetZero journey. Through adaptation and continuous improvement, the organization can refine its strategies. Celebrating milestones will motivate the team, and leading by example will inspire others in their own sustainability endeavors.